Blog entries from December, 2019

Consuming content on YouTube

Sunday, December 29th, 2019 at 10:44am

As with my updated list of podcasts, I thought I would do the same for the YouTube channels I watch as they are my other main method of consuming content.




Whenever I look at this list I am surprised by how many there are, and then I am surprised by how many are outside my normal interests such as cars, farming and building.

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What podcasts do I listen to now?

Friday, December 27th, 2019 at 06:50pm

A while back I listed the podcasts I was listening to, given that it is almost the end of the year I thought it would be good to provide an updated list and note the changes.



New subscriptions:

  • The Weekly Planet
    I was aware of this prior to the launch of Planet Broadcasting, but that was when I started listening regularly. With the ending of Comedy Film Nerds this is my only movie podcast, and not all movies…
  • Do Go On
    Similar to The Weekly Planet I was aware of this podcast by three Melbourne comedians about various topics, but it was the Planet Broadcasting launch that made me a regular listener
  • Book Cheat
    A spin-off from Do Go On: “The book club podcast where Dave Warneke has read the book so you don’t have to.”
  • Prime Mates
    Another spin-off from Do Go On: Matt, second banana Evan, and rotating guests explore primates in popular culture from Chimpan-A to Chimpan-Z!
  • Vic & Em’s Comedy Gems
    “Vicky Hanlon and Emily Tresidder are very different people, and both are great at talking. Join them and guests each week as they create comedy gems.”
  • Well, Actually
    “… a podcast about defending the things you love the most. Each week Melbourne comedy sweethearts Katherine Allan, Donna Collins, and Vicky Hanlon invite a different guest to talk about their deepest passions, unexpected hobbies and secret shames.”
  • Fitbet
    What happens when two comedians make a weight loss bet for $1000? The bet is over a lot quicker than they thought, but continue talking with guests about fitness.
  • Kentucky Fried Chattin’
    A snack-sized podcast where three people (Bec Petraitis, Peter Jones and Xavier Michelides) chat about Kentucky Fried Chicken (not affiliated with Kentucky Fried Chicken). Currently waiting for them to start the next feast with a new menu.
  • Oooh, Spooky
    “Each week @adamgknox, @lukacmuller and @peterthejones read five unexplained mysteries from a big book of Mysteries of the Unexplained.”>
  • The Debrief
    Dave O’Neil talks with another comedian after they have done a gig together.
  • Art of the Score
    “… an in-depth podcast series discussing the world of film scores. Hosted by Andrew Pogson, Dan Golding and Nicholas Buc.”
  • Go Fact Yourself
    “A show that makes smart people feel dumb… and then smart again.”
  • Jason Scott Talks His Way Out of It
    “Historian and loudmouth Jason Scott shares stories of technology, retrocomputing, documentary filmmaking, and general schennanigans from his decades of travels and research.”
  • No Such Thing as a Fish
    “A weekly podcast from the makers of QI”
  • Star Wars Spelt Out
    “Josh Chapman wants to get better at Star Wars, so he is getting people he knows on the mic to podcast and their ideas and stories.”
  • That Geek Pod
    “Catherine has a fun chat about anything and everything geeky! From Star Wars, Survivor to Game Of Thrones and much more!”
  • Twinsies
    Andy Wood from Probably Science and TJ Chambers discuss pairs of similar movies that are released at the same time. Originally every two weeks, but no new episode for a while now…

Any way that you look at this list it is clear that I still tend towards podcasts made by comedians about trivia or other topics. There have been some other podcasts that I have started and stopped in the past four years, maybe I should have done this update earlier…

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